Descendants of Wilhelmus Knepper Generation No. 1
1. WILHELMUS2 KNEPPER (PETER1) was born 1691 in Solgen, Germany, and died 1755 in Adams County, PA. He married VERONICA BLOEM February 22, 1722/23 in Freisland, Netherlands.
Child of WILHELMUS KNEPPER and VERONICA BLOEM is:
2. i. ABRAHAM3 KNEPPER, b. March 10, 1733/34, Quincy Township,Franklin Co, PA; d. December 8, 1823.
Generation No. 2
2. ABRAHAM3 KNEPPER (WILHELMUS2, PETER1) was born March 10, 1733/34 in Quincy Township,Franklin Co, PA, and died December 8, 1823. He married MARIA CATHERINA WURTZ 1758 in Franklin Co, PA.
Child of ABRAHAM KNEPPER and MARIA WURTZ is:
3. i. DAVID4 KNEPPER, b. June 5, 1759, Quincy Township,Franklin Co, PA; d. November 18, 1824, Quincy Township,Franklin Co, PA.
Generation No. 3
3. DAVID4 KNEPPER (ABRAHAM3, WILHELMUS2, PETER1) was born June 5, 1759 in Quincy Township,Franklin Co, PA, and died November 18, 1824 in Quincy Township,Franklin Co, PA. He married ESTHER FOREMAN December 20, 1796 in Franklin Co, PA.
Children of DAVID KNEPPER and ESTHER FOREMAN are:
4. i. ANDREW5 KNEPPER, b. March 12, 1803, Quincy Township,Franklin Co, PA; d. November 23, 1844, Quincy Township,Franklin Co, PA.
ii. FREDERICK KNEPPER, b. 1797.
iii. JOHNATHON KNEPPER, b. 1799.
iv. DAVID II KNEPPER, b. 1800.
v. LEAH KNEPPER, b. 1806.
vi. GEORGE KNEPPER, b. 1809.
vii. DEKIEL (ZEKIEL) KNEPPER, b. 1811.
viii. ESTHER KNEPPER, b. 1813.
ix. CATHERINE KNEPPER, b. 1815.
x. SARAH KNEPPER, b. 1817.
Generation No. 4
4. ANDREW5 KNEPPER (DAVID4, ABRAHAM3, WILHELMUS2, PETER1) was born March 12, 1803 in Quincy Township,Franklin Co, PA, and died November 23, 1844 in Quincy Township,Franklin Co, PA. He married MARY ANN REED March 4, 1828 in Quincy Township,Franklin Co, PA.
Children of ANDREW KNEPPER and MARY REED are:
5. i. JOHN ALBERT6 KNEPPER, b. May 8, 1835, Quincy Township,Franklin Co, PA; d. February 26, 1908, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio.
ii. MARY JANE KNEPPER, b. 1828.
iii. HENRIETTA KNEPPER.
iv. ADALAIDE KNEPPER, b. 1833.
v. JAMES ALEXANDER KNEPPER, b. 1830.
vi. ANDREW JACKSON KNEPPER, b. February 22, 1842.
vii. CYRUS KNEPPER, b. 1840.
viii. HENRY KNEPPER, b. 1844.
Generation No. 5
5. JOHN ALBERT6 KNEPPER (ANDREW5, DAVID4, ABRAHAM3, WILHELMUS2, PETER1) was born May 8, 1835 in Quincy Township,Franklin Co, PA, and died February 26, 1908 in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. He married REBECCA GEITGEY March 26, 1861 in Wayne County, OH, daughter of SAMUEL GEITGEY and REBECCA REED.
Notes for REBECCA GEITGEY:
There is a book atDPL 929.377161 with lots of Geitgeys listed. "Wayne Co Ohio Burial Records"
also History of Wayne County Ohio DPL G 977.161 page 161.
Has a story about a possible relative of Rebecca's. There was a family homestead in Wayne County. The original family name was GEISELMAN( George)
An Adam Geitgey listed in History of Fulton Co, 1905. DPL G 977.1115.
Children of JOHN KNEPPER and REBECCA GEITGEY are:
i. DANIEL THURMAN7 KNEPPER, b. July 30, 1878, Delta, Fulton, Ohio; d. June 16, 1951, Lambertville, Monroe Co, Mich; m. ETHEL LEA HOWENSTINE, Abt. 1904, ?Monroe County, MI.
Notes for DANIEL THURMAN KNEPPER:
Recieved information of his birth date from Grand Lodge-Masonic Temple of Michigan. He was member of Samaria Lodge from 1919 to his death in 1951.
Daniel was an independent insurance agent. Have several photographs of Daniel at various reunions. He worked diligently on a Victory Garden, of which I am lucky enough to have a photo. His cause of death was cerebral hemorrhage.
Notes for ETHEL LEA HOWENSTINE:
Alternate spellings of HOWENSTINE; HOWENSTEIN; HOENSTINE; HOENSTEIN; HOHENSTINE;
HOHENSTEIN; HOLLENSTINE; HOLLENSTEIN
Ethel was an insurance agent and also very active in Eastern Star. A large photograph of her hangs at the IOOF Hall in Lambertville, right across the street from the cemetary.
Her address at the time of her death was 8140 Summerfield Road, Lambertville, MI. She died of a cerebral thombrosis.
ii. ALBERT KNEPPER, b. October 27, 1876.
iii. SAMUEL GEITGY KNEPPER, b. July 23, 1863.
iv. CLARA BELL KNEPPER, b. October 2, 1869.
v. REBECCA KNEPPER, b. September 28, 1870.
vi. MARY ANN KNEPPER, b. February 13, 1865.
vii. ROSA MAY KNEPPER, b. February 5, 1868.
viii. JOHN HENRY KNEPPER, b. October 22, 1874.
Notes for JOHN HENRY KNEPPER:
John A. Knepper and wife are buried at the Lambertville Cemetary, in a lot purchased by Samuel Knepper. Section 11, Lot 41, graves 1-8. Also buried there is Clara Toms, Sam Knepper, Albert Nearhood, Rebecca Nearhood and Bessie Hodge.